UNITED KINGDOM (June 13, 2017) – Analysis: The U.K. election and Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May’s loss of a parliamentary majority could alter plans for a hard Brexit
The United’s Kingdom’s June 8 election, which left the government without a ruling majority, stunned the U.K. political establishment and injected new uncertainty into the U.K.’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union. The full impact will become clearer in the weeks and months ahead, but it appears likely that Prime Minister Theresa May’s loss of a parliamentary majority could alter plans for a hard Brexit and has boosted those who favor a softer break from the EU. It also appears more likely now than before that there could be a longer transition period after the formal two-year negotiating period expires in 2019.
BAL has produced a backgrounder analyzing the election results, what happens next and how the outcome might affect Brexit negotiations and the U.K.’s immigration agenda more generally. Read the full BAL Backgrounder here or on BAL’s Global Trends page.
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